Cardiff Airport aspires to be an outstanding capital city airport connecting Wales to the World and the World to Wales, whilst delivering an exceptional customer experience. Our mission is to be a sustainable airport business generating significant economic benefit for Wales.

To support our aspirations we are preparing our Masterplan. The Masterplan sets out our ambitious plans for growth over the next 20 years as a key gateway to the UK.

We have an important role both as an international gateway and as a major driver within the Welsh Economy, supporting 1,900 aviation-related jobs at the Airport and 2,675 jobs both directly and indirectly.The overall Gross Value Added impact to the local economy is £163 million and 30% of our passengers are visitors to Wales.

Continuing on our journey of transformation, passenger numbers have grown 7% in the last year, with more than 1.6 million passengers now choosing to fly from Cardiff annually.

18 airlines regularly use Cardiff Airport, many of which have added more capacity on existing routes and introduced new destinations.  We currently serve:

  • 50 direct routes
  • over 900 connections
  • 11 routes to major hub airports

In terms of our potential market, the core catchment area within Wales stands at 2.4 million people with a secondary catchment area within the South West of England of a further 4 million people.

We benefit from being located within the Cardiff Airport and St. Athan Enterprise Zone, which offers unrivalled opportunities for investment in the site and surrounding areas. The associated Enterprise Zone offers a wider range of development sites and business accommodation, providing opportunities for the development of bespoke facilities or investment in existing accommodation. 

Our facilities, which includes an operation and runway that’s active 24/7 enables us to accommodate many aviation and aerospace companies and related services, including British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), Cardiff Aviation Training Centre and International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT) at Cardiff and Vale College.

 Please note that public consultation is now closed. Click here to download our Masterplan.

 

 

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Jul

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New digital screen unveiled at Cardiff Airport Arrow

New advertising opportunities available...

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Jul

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NATS secures ten year contract at Cardiff Airport Arrow

NATS has secured a ten year contract to provide air traffic and engineering services and expertise for Cardiff ...

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Jul

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Cardiff Airport set to welcome Hungarian football fans to Wales Arrow

Wizz Air will operate three direct charter flights from Hungary to Cardiff later this year...

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Cardiff Airport invites passengers to join PRM and Disability Forum Arrow

Cardiff Airport invites passengers to join PRM and Disability Forum...

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Cardiff Airport reports a reduction of more than 50% in carbon emissions Arrow

Cardiff Airport reports a reduction of more than 50% in carbon emissions...

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Jun

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Brand new aircraft jets in to Cardiff Airport to join DragonFly executive fleet Arrow

DragonFly marks 15 years...

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Jun

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First Minister unveils Refill Wales water fountains at Cardiff Airport on National Refill Day Arrow

3 new refill water fountains unveiled...

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Jun

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The search for Cardiff Airport’s next Chair is underway Arrow

New Chair will lead the national airport for Wales in in the next phase of its exciting journey...

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Jun

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Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021 Arrow

Cardiff Airport welcomes the report published today [Tuesday 11 June] by the Welsh Affairs Committee into the devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD).

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Jun

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Ryanair's first Cardiff flight to Malaga takes off Arrow

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, yesterday (4 June) celebrated the first flight on its new Cardiff to Malaga route.

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